Sunday, February 20, 2016 “20 de febrero del 2016

After the dog walk and coffee break at a small, and new to me Park Slope Brooklyn joint, continued home recordings of songs or compositions I find suitable for learning. This weekend I have completed Angel Eyes, Footprints, In My Life and Afro Blue. Plan to record Salome, but it is a more difficult task since it has latin percussion rythm section. It takes a lot of real time playing. No GarageBand tricks can save me.

Despues de tomar la caminata con el perro, y parar a tomat cafe en un nuevo sitio en Park Slope, Brooklyn, continue con mis grabaciones caseras de composiciones apropradas para aprender. Este fi de semana grabe Angel Eye, Footprints,  Afro Blue and In My Life. Planeo grabar Salome, que tiene seccion de ritmo de percision latina. Eso indica que no hay trucos De GarageBand que valgan, hay que tocarlos manual.


Puerto Rico government cites ‘substantial doubt’ about its solvency

One more year and PR will not be able to deliver essential  services to its citizens. People are leaving as fast as roaches leave a roach motel, but creditors still believe they are going to get paid. If in doubt, go and visit PR and try to get a bus waiting in the 92 degrees stop.

Un ano mas y PR no podra proveer servicios esenciales a su ciudadania. La gente se esta yendo mas rapido que las cucarachas en una exteminacion, pero los deudores todavia esperan su dinero.  Si tienen duda, visiten a PR y traten de esperar por un autobus debajo del sol de 92 grados.

Puerto Ricos other crisis: Plunging home values – Feb. 21, 2016

PR is being sold at bargain prices thanks to the fiscal prizes, outsiders will own the land. Little has changed since Christopher Columbus’s arrival on November 19, 1493, only the owners.

Estan vendiendo a PR a precios de ganga, gracias a la crisis fiscal. Poco ha cambiado desde que Colon descubrio la isla el 19 de noviembre de 1493, solo los duenos.

In 1971, when Sinatra held what he intended to be his farewell concert (and the end to his show business career), he closed with “Angel Eyes”. His retirement lasted only two years. (from Wikipedia)

Try to think that love’s not around
But it’s uncomfortably near
My old heart ain’t gaining no ground
Because my angel eyes ain’t here

Angel eyes, that old devil sent
They glow unbearably bright
Need I say that my love’s misspent
Misspent with angel eyes tonight

So drink up all you people
Order anything you see
Have fun you happy people
The laughs and the jokes are on me

Pardon me but I got to run
The fact’s uncommonly clear
Got to find who’s now number one
And why my angel eyes ain’t here
Oh, where is my angel eyes


Just Friends, Music by John Klenner, lyric by Sam M. Lewis

Just friends, lovers no more
Just friends but not like before

To think of what we’ve been
And not to kiss again
Seems like pretending
It isn’t the ending

Two friends drifting apart
Two friends but one broken heart

We loved, we laughed, we cried
Suddenly love died
The story ended
But we’re just friends

Two friends drifting apart
Two friends but one broken heart

We loved, we laughed, we cried
Suddenly love died
The story ended
But we’re just friends

Historical Activist from Puerto Rico deceased. Marched with Martin Luther King to Washington with 30,ooo “boricuas” in 1963, the “I Have a Dream” speech day. (Gilberto Gerena ayudó a movilizar 30,000 boricuas hacia la famosa manifestación de Washington D.C. de 1963 liderada por Martin Luther King. Murio hoy 2/20/16.) (Archivo GFR Media)


Leave my iPhone alone, most people are not a security menace. Justice Department Calls Apple’s Refusal to Unlock iPhone a ‘Marketing Strategy’Dejen mi iPhone quieto, la mayoria de personas no son riesgo de seguridad.

A jewel of literature, the daughter of Ferrer, past governor of PR, dies of natural causes. Lamentan fallecimiento de Rosario FerréMurió por causas naturales.

Rosario clashed with his father’s wishes for PR’s status. Her father was a leader for statehood for PR. Unlike Rosario, who promoted individual identity for people that live in PR. Read Amor Maldito, her first novel. 

Rosario chocaba con las ideas de su padre que fue un lider en la propuesta de estadidad para PR. Rosario favorecia la identidad individual para la gente de PR. Lean Amor Maldito, su primera novela.